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Padma Lakshmi, Elizabeth Olsen, Jurnee Smollett and More Celebrate Women in Entertainment Mentees in Hollywood Reporter-Lifetime TV Special

The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Women in Entertainment event, now entering its second decade, looked a little different without its typical in-person Los Angeles celebration. This year it brought…

The Wit, Wisdom and “Unvarnished Truth” of Terry Press: A No-Holds-Barred Interview

A Steven Spielberg and Sam Mendes adviser, this former CBS Films chief, now a marketing consultant, gives a no-holds-barred interview about suffering neither fools nor Madonna, Russell Crowe or Scot…

Judy Sheindlin on Ending ‘Judge Judy,’ Her New Show and the Legal System’s Biggest Flaw

After 25 years, TV's highest-paid host is walking away from the show that made her an icon, but she has no plans to put the gavel down any time soon

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Lifetime, Hollywood Reporter to Present ‘Women in Entertainment: The Next Generation’ Special on May 24

As a presenting partner for The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast, Lifetime has joined with THR for the evolution of the event. Lifetime will air a broadcast…

The Hollywood Reporter’s 2021 Women in Entertainment Power 100

While the past 14 months may have seen a shift in the usual benchmarks for success, these execs, filmmakers, showrunners and multihyphenates rose above the turmoil with vision and resilience. Regina…

Women in Entertainment Mentorship Class Photo: Meet The Hollywood Reporter’s New Mentees Class of 2020

Eighteen high school students gather with the outgoing 2019 class, seven of whom were recipients Dec. 11 of $1.6 million in scholarships from Netflix, Spotify and others.

How Over-40 Female Writers Are Trying to Shatter Hollywood’s Last Glass Ceiling

For female scribes, middle age often means the phone stops ringing, but at a retreat outside New York, a group of veterans (with the help of Meryl? Streep and Nicole Kidman) is trying to change that…

TV Director Lands “Break of a Lifetime” With NBC’s Female Forward Initiative

"It changed my life," says Lee Friedlander of her work on 'Good Girls' through the network's initiative, which subsidizes opportunities for women directors to helm their first episode.

How Elizabeth Banks and Donna Langley Formed a Rare Hollywood Alliance: “We Always Were Problem-Solving Together”

A scarcity of women in executive suites and director's chairs means there are few parallels to the relationship between the 'Charlie's Angels' helmer and Universal Pictures chair.

Hollywood’s Gender-Parity Pledges: A Status Report

From the 4 percent challenge to 5050 by 2020, The Hollywood Reporter charts the industry's progress on its recent commitments to equality, from CAA to the Academy.

Pay Negotiation Advice From Time’s Up President: “Numbers Give You More Confidence”

Workers who can't afford their own lawyer should know their comparable salaries — and employers who think pay inequalities don't exist among their own ranks might be surprised by an audit.